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carboxylate (plural carboxylates)
- (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.
- 2003, Journal of the American Chemical Society, volume 125, page 134:
- […] substitution of a carboxylate would be expected to destabilize the dritterionic mesomer that contributes to the singlet valence bond description as the benzyne geometry becomes more bicyclic.